Use of force cannot suppress freedom movement: TeM

Srinagar, July 03, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) leader and the Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Chairman, Bilal Siddiqui has said that use of brute force by India cannot suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.

Bilal Siddiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Kashmir had never been a part of India and instead of opting for military measures, New Delhi should respect the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and allow them to decide their political destiny by themselves.

He said that peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute was in the interest of India and permanent peace in the region could only be guaranteed when the dispute was settled as per the UN resolutions. Meanwhile, Hurriyet leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, in a statement in Srinagar slammed the Indian passport department for sending him threatening letters. He said that he received a letter from the Passport Department informing him that it could not issue a passport to him because of an adverse police verification report.

Mukhtar Waza denied to have applied for passport and said that such threatening letters exposed the real face of India. “Passport Department is trying to intimidate me but I am a political leader representing aspirations of oppressed Kashmiris and I don’t bother about the consequences of my political activities,” he said.

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